2016 Treaties and Agreements


16-107 Seychelles - Air Transport Agreement 

Transportation:  Aviation

Agreement signed at Victoria December 7, 2015; entered into force January 7, 2016.


16-112 Italy - Agreement Amending and Extending the Memorandum of Understanding of January 19, 2001 concerning Cultural Property 

Cultural Property

Agreement amending and extending the memorandum of understanding of January 19, 2001, as amended and extended.  Effected by exchange of notes at Washington January 12, 2016; entered into force January 12, 2016; effective January 19, 2016.  With attachment


16-114 Ukraine - Air Transport Agreement 

Transportation:  Aviation

Agreement signed at Washington July 14, 2015; entered into force January 14, 2016.


16-201 Morocco - Agreement regarding Mutual Assistance between Customs Administrations 

Law Enforcement:  Customs

Agreement signed at Washington November 21, 2013; entered into force February 1, 2016.


16-205 Philippines - Agreement concerning Cooperation in Countering the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction 

Weapons:  Proliferation

Agreement signed at Manila October 15 and 16, 2015;  entered into force February 5, 2016.


16-210 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - Agreement concerning Water Resources Management 

Environment and Conservation:  Water Resources

Agreement signed at Alexandria, Virginia October 29, 2009; entered into force February 10, 2016. 


16-211 Italy - Agreement for Cooperation in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes 

Space Cooperation:  Peaceful Uses

Agreement signed at Washington March 19, 2013; entered into force February 11, 2016.


16-216 Sierra Leone - Millennium Challenge Account Threshold Program Grant Agreement 

Foreign Assistance:  Millennium Challenge

Agreement signed at Freetown November 17, 2015; entered into force February 16, 2016.  With annexes.


16-222 Republic of Korea - Agreement Extending the Agreement of July 2, 1999 relating to Scientific and Technical Cooperation 

Scientific and Technological Cooperation

Agreement extending the agreement of July 2, 1999, as extended.  Effected by exchange of notes at Washington February 1 and 22, 2016; entered into force February 22, 2016; effective from July 2, 2014.


16-224 Malawi - Defense Agreement regarding Military Cooperation 

Defense:  Cooperation

Agreement signed at Lilongwe February 24, 2016; entered into force February 24, 2016.


16-225 Mexico - Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation for the Protection, Management, Sustainable Use and Conservation of the Environment and Natural Resources 

Environment and Conservation

Memorandum of understanding signed at Mexico City February 25, 2016; entered into force February 25, 2016.


16-310 India - Agreement Extending the Agreement of October 17, 2005 on Science and Technology Cooperation 

Scientific and Technological Cooperation

Agreement extending the agreement of October 17, 2005.  Effected by exchange of notes at Washington March 8 and 10, 2016; entered into force March 10, 2016.


16-316 Poland - Memorandum of Understanding concerning Scientific and Technical Cooperation in the Earth Sciences 

Scientific and Technological Cooperation:  Earth Sciences

Memorandum of understanding signed at Warsaw March 16, 2016; entered into force March 16, 2016.


16-325 Multilateral - Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic 

Pollution:  Marine Oil in the Arctic

Agreement signed at Kiruna May 15, 2013; entered into force March 25, 2016.


16-328 Oman - Amendment to Agreement of September 19, 2008 regarding Defense Services 

Defense

Agreement amending the agreement of September 19, 2008.  Signed at Fort Belvoir and Muscat March 11 and March 28, 2016;  entered into force March 28, 2016.


16-329 Mozambique - Agreement regarding the Establishment and Functioning of the American International School of Mozambique 

Education

Agreement signed at Maputo October 20, 2014; entered into force March 29, 2016.


16-331 Oman - Agreement on Science and Technology Cooperation 

Scientific and Technological Cooperation

Agreement signed at Davos, Switzerland January 22, 2016; entered into force March 31, 2016.  With annexes.


16-401 Netherlands - Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology concerning Homeland and Civil Security Matters 

Scientific and Technological Cooperation:  Homeland/Civil Security Matters

Agreement signed at Washington November 29, 2012; entered into force April 1, 2016.  With annexes.


16-401.1 France - Agreement on Cooperation for Preventing and Combating Terrorism and Serious Crime 

Law Enforcement:  Cooperation

Agreement effected by exchange of letters at Paris and Washington May 3 and May 11, 2012; entered into force April 1, 2016, with the exception of Articles 5 and 6.  In accordance with Article 16, Articles 5 and 6 may enter into force in the future under conditions specified in Article 16.  With annex.  And exchange of correcting notes.


16-413 Lesotho - Agreement concerning the Program of the Peace Corps in the Kingdom of Lesotho 

Cultural Exchanges, Property and Cooperation:  Peace Corps

Agreement signed at Maseru April 13, 2016; entered into force April 13, 2016.


16-413.1 Philippines - Agreement amending Agreement of April 28, 2014 concerning Defense Cooperation 

Defense:  Cooperation

Agreement amending agreement of April 28, 2014.  Effected by exchange of notes at Manila April 12 and 13, 2016; entered into force April 13, 2016.


16-414 Algeria - Agreement regarding the Opening of an American International School in Algiers 

Education

Agreement signed at Washington December 29, 2015; entered into force April 14, 2016.


16-420 Mozambique - Agreement for Economic and Technical Cooperation 

Foreign Assistance:  Economic and Technical Cooperation

Agreement signed at Maputo December 9, 2015; entered into force April 20, 2016.


16-421 China - Protocol extending the Agreement of January 31, 1979, as amended and extended, on Cooperation in Science and Technology 

Scientific and Technological Cooperation

Protocol extending the agreement of January 31, 1979, as amended and extended.  Signed at Beijing and Washington April 18 and 21, 2016; entered into force April 21, 2016.


16-425 Malaysia - Agreement on Enhancing Cooperation in Preventing and Combating Serious Crime 

Law Enforcement:  Cooperation

Agreement signed at Kuala Lumpur November 19, 2015; entered into force April 25, 2016.


16-501 Czech Republic - Supplementary Agreement Amending the Agreement of September 7, 2007 on Social Security 

Social Security

Agreement amending the agreement of September 7, 2007.  Signed at Prague September 23, 2013; entered into force May 1, 2016.


16-428 Saint Kitts and Nevis - Agreement to Improve International Tax Compliance and to Implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act 

Taxation:  Foreign Account Tax Compliance

Agreement signed at Bridgetown August 31, 2015; entered into force April 28, 2016.  With annexes.


16-508 Multilateral - Agreement Amending the Convention of October 26, 1979 on the Protection of Nuclear Material 

Nonproliferation:  Protection of Nuclear Material

Agreement amending the convention of October 26, 1979.  Done at Vienna July 8, 2005; transmitted by the President of the United States of America to the Senate September 4, 2007 (Treatuy Doc. 110-6, 110th Congress, 1st Session); reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations July 29, 2008 (Senate Executive Report No. 110-24, 110th Congress, 2d Session); Advice and Consent to ratification by the Senate September 25, 2008; ratified by the President July 20, 2015; Instrument of Ratification deposited at Vienna July 31, 2015; entered into force May 8, 2016.


16-513 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Agreement to Improve International Tax Compliance and to Implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act 

Taxation:  Foreign Account Tax Compliance

Agreement signed at Kingstown August 18, 2015; entered into force May 13, 2016.  With annexes.


16-524 Viet Nam - Cultural Cooperation Agreement concerning the Program of the Peace Corps in Viet Nam 

Cultural Exchanges, Property and Cooperation:  Peace Corps

Agreement signed at Ha Noi May 24, 2016; entered into force May 24, 2016.


16-603 Japan - Agreement regarding Defense Procurement 

Defense:  Procurement

Agreement effected by exchange of notes at Tokyo June 3, 2016; entered into force June 3, 2016.


16-606 Comoros - Agreement for Employment Work for Dependents of Members of Diplomatic Missions and Consular Posts Assigned to Official Duty in Each Other's Countries 

Employment

Agreement effected by exchange of notes at Washington and New York City April 14 and June 6, 2016; entered into force June 6, 2016. 


16-614 Azerbaijan - Air Transport Agreement 

Transportation:  Aviation

Agreement signed at Baku April 6, 2016; entered into force June 14, 2016.


16-622 Estonia - Defense Agreement for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Projects 

Defense:  Research and Development

Agreement signed at Washington June 22, 2016; entered into force June 22, 2016.  With annexes.


16-627 Ecuador - Extension to Annex I of Agreement of September 26, 1986 regarding Air Transport 

Transportation:  Ciivil Aviation

Agreement extending Annex I to agreement of September 26, 1986.  Effected by exchange of notes at Quito June 21 and June 27, 2016; entered into force June 27, 2016; with effect from June 30, 2016.


16-629 Argentina - Amendment to Memorandum of Understanding of July 15, 1997 concerning Scientific and Technical Cooperation in the Earth Sciences 

Scientific and Technological Cooperation:  Earth Sciences

Agreement amending the memorandum of understanding of July 15, 1997.  Signed at Bogota June 29, 2016; entered into force June 29, 2016. 


16-701 China - Amendment to Protocol of November 17, 2009 for Cooperation on a Clean Energy Research Center 

Scientific and Technological Cooperation:  Clean Energy Research Center

Agreement amending the protocol of November 17, 2009.  Signed at Beijing July 1, 2016;  entered into force July 1, 2016.


16-707 Vietnam - Agreement to improve International Tax Compliance and to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act 

Taxation:  Foreign Account Tax Compliance

Agreement signed at Hanoi April 1, 2016; entered into force July 7, 2016.  With annexes.


16-709 India - Memorandum of Understanding for Scientific and Technological Cooperation in the Exchange and Use of U.S. Land Remote Sensing Satellite Data 

Scientific and Technological Cooperation:  Land Remote Sensing Satellite Data

Memorandum of understanding signed at Reston and Bangalore June 4 and July 9, 2016; entered into force July 9, 2016.  With annexes.


16-729 Greece - Agreement extending the Agreement of July 8, 1990 on Defense Cooperation 

Defense

Agreement extending the agreement of July 8, 1990.  Effected by exchange of notes at Athens May 31 and July 29, 2016; entered into force July 29, 2016. 


16-802 Tunisia - Foreign Assistanc Economic Cooperation Loan Guarantee Agreement 

Foreign Assistance Economic Cooperation:  Loan Guarantee

Agreement signed at Tunis and Washington June 3 and June 6, 2016; entered into force August 2, 2016.  With annex.


16-803 Netherlands in respect of Curacao - Agreement to Improve International Tax Compliance and to Implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, with Supplemental Agreement 

Taxation:  Foreign Account Tax Compliance

Agreement signed at Willemstad December 16, 2014; with annexes.  And Supplemental agreement effected by exchange of notes at The Hague September 28 and September 29, 2015; entered into force August 3, 2016.


16-810 Portugal - Agreement to Improve International Tax Compliance and to Implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act 

Taxation:  Foreign Account Tax Compliance

Agreement signed at Lisbon August 6, 2015; entered into force August 10, 2016.  With annexes.


16-812 Senegal - Agreement on Defense Cooperation 

Defense:  Cooperation

Agree,emt signed at Dakar May 2, 2016; entered into force August 12, 2016.  With annex and appendices.


16-816 Cote D'Ivoire - Air Transport Agreement 

Transportation:  Aviation

Agreement signed at Abidjan August 16, 2016; entered into force August 16, 2016.


16-821 Mexico - Air Transport Agreement 

Transportation:  Aviation

Agreement signed at Washington December 18, 2015; entered into force August 21, 2016.  With annexes.


16-827 Panama - Agreement Establishing a Secretariat for Environmental Enforcement Matters under the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement 

Environment and Conservation

Agreement signed December 21, 2015; entered into force August 27, 2016.


16-829 Israel - Agreement to Improve International Tax Compliance and to Implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act 

Taxation:  Foreign Account Tax Compliance

Agreement signed at Jerusalem June 30, 2014; entered into force August 29, 2016.  With annexes. And related exchange of notes.


16-830 San Marino - Agreement for Cooperation to facilitate the Implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act 

Taxation:  Foreign Account Tax Compliance

Agreement signed at San Marino October 28, 2015; entered into force August 30, 2016.  With annexes.


16-901 Hungary - Agreement on Social Security with Administrative Arrangement 

Social Security

Agreement signed at Budapest February 3, 2015; entered into force September 1, 2016.  With administrative arrangement.


16-901.1 Saint Lucia - Agreement to Improve International Tax Compliance and to Implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act 

Taxation:  Foreign Account Tax Compliance

Agreement signed at Bridgetown November 19, 2015; entered into force September 1, 2016.  With annexes.


16-906 Ghana - Millennium Challenge Compact Ageement 

Foreign Assistance:  Millennium Challenge

Agreement signed at Washington August 5, 2014; entered into force September 6, 2016.  With annexes.


16-908 Republic of Korea - Agreement to Improve International Tax Compliance 

Taxation:  Foreign Account Tax Compliance

Agreement signed at Seoul June 10, 2015; entered into force September 8, 2016.  With annexes.


16-909 France - Agreements amending and extending the Agreement of August 9, 1994 regarding Cooperation in Atomic Energy 

Atomic Energy:  Cooperation

Agreement amending the agreement of August 9, 1994, as extended.  Signed at Washington and Paris August 31 and September 9, 2016; entered into force September 9, 2016; with effect from August 9, 2014.  With agreement extending agreement of August 9, 1994.  Signed at Washington and Paris April 24 and May 5, 2006; entered into force May 5, 2006; with effect from August 10, 2004.  With agreement.


16-914 Democratic Republic of the Congo - Agreement concerning the Status of the American School of Kinshasa 

Education

Agreement signed at Kinshasa April 24, 2013; entered innto force September 14, 2016. 


16-914.1 Albania - Agreement for the Exchange of Terrorism Screening Information 

Law Enforcement:  Exchange of Information

Agreement signed at Tirana April 14, 2016; entered into force September 14, 2016.


16-921 Trinidad and Tobago - Agreement regarding Mutual Assistance between their Customs Administrations 

Law Enforcement:  Customs

Agreement signed at Port of Spain September 21, 2016; entered into force September 21, 2016.


16-923 Estonia - Defense Procurement Agreement 

Defense:  Procurement

Agreement signed at Washington September 23, 2016; entered into force September 23, 2016.


16-927 Germany - Arrangement for the Exchange of Technical Information and Cooperation in Nuclear Safety Matters 

Atomic Energy:  Nuclear Safety

Arrangement signed at Vienna September 27, 2016; entered into force September 27, 2016.  With addenda and annex.


16-927.1 Sweden - Arrangement for the Exchange of Technical Information and Cooperation in Nuclear Safety Matters 

Atomic Energy:  Nuclear Safety

Arrangement signed at Vienna September 27, 2016; entered into force September 27, 2016.  With addenda and annex. 


16-928 Finland - Arrangement for the Exchange of Technical Information and Cooperation in Nuclear Safety Matters 

Atomic Energy:  Nuclear Safety

Arrangement signed at Vienna September 28, 2016; entered into force September 28, 2016.  With addenda and annex.


16-928.1 Poland - Arrangement for the Exchange of Technical Information and Cooperation in Nuclear Safety Matters 

Atomic Energy:  Nuclear Safety

Arrangement signed at Vienna September 28, 2016; entered into force September 28, 2016.  With addenda and annex.


16-929 United Kingdom - Agreement on Visa, Immigration, and Nationality Information Exchange 

Consular Affairs:  Visa, Immigration, and Nationality Information Exchange

Agreement amending agreement of April 18, 2013.  Agreement effected by exchange of notes at Washington September 28 and September 29, 2016; entered into force September 29, 2016.


16-1030 Japan - Agreement Amending the Schedule of the Aviation Agreement of August 11, 1952, as Amended 

Transportation:  Aviation

Agreement amending the schedule of the agreement of August 11, 1952, as amended.  Effected by exchange of notes at Washington April 26, 2016; entered into force October 30, 2016. 


16-1102 Sweden - Agreement on Enhancing Cooperation in Preventing and Combating Crime 

Law Enforcement:  Cooperation

Agreement signed at Washington December 16, 2011; entered into force November 2, 2016, with the exception of Articles 7 through 9.  In accordance with Article 25, Articles 7 through 9 may enter into force in the future under conditions specified in Article 25. 


16-1102.1 Netherlands - Agreements Extending Agreement of March 2, 2000 concerning Access to and Use of Facilities in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba for Aerial Counter-Narcotics Activities 

Law Enforcement:  Cooperation

Agreements extending the agreement of March 2, 2000.  Effected by exchange of notes at The Hague and Washington December 16, 2015 and November 2, 2016; entered into force November 2, 2016.  And effected by exchange of notes at The Hague and Washington May 28, 2010 and February 15, 2011; entered into force February 15, 2011. 


16-1103 Republic of Korea - Agreement for Cooperation in Aeronautics and the Exploration and Use of Airspace and Outer Space for Civil and Peaceful Purposes 

Space:  Cooperation

Agreement signed at Seoul April 27, 2016; entered into force November 3, 2016.


16-1104 Multilateral - Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 

Environment and Conservation:  Climate Change

Agreement signed at Parish December 12, 2015; entered into force November 4, 2016.


16-1130 Egypt - Memorandum of Understanding concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Categories of Archaeological Material 

Cultural Exchanges, Property and Cooperation:  Import Restrictions

Memorandum of understanding signed at Washington November 30, 2016; entered into force November 30, 2016.


16-1206 Kazakhstan - Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters 

Law Enforcement:  Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters

Treaty signed at Washington February 20, 2015, with forms; transmitted by the President of the United States of America to the Senate March 17, 2016 (Treaty Doc. 114-11, 114th Congress, 2d Session); Reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations June 23, 2016 (Senate Executive Report No. 114-13, 114th Congress, 2d Session); Advice and consent to ratification by the Senate September 15, 2016; ratified by the President November 14, 2016; Instruments of ratification exchanged at Washington December 6, 2016; entered into force December 6, 2016.